Trekspertise is creating Educational videos about science fiction
196

patrons

$686
per month
In the same way that the Odyssey defines ancient Greece and chivalric romances define Medieval Europe, science fiction defines our modern society. It is one of the few forms of storytelling that is acutely aware of the changes that occur through the passage of time and, as a result, has become one of the most popular, most interesting ways for our society to examine itself.

Because of its massive popularity, Star Trek is uniquely positioned to serve as a lens through which to understand the larger world of science fiction, and, through science fiction, our own contemporary society. The goal of Trekspertise is to explore science fiction. As a part of that exploration, we will consider many topics, both connected to the Star Trek multiverse and points beyond.

We believe that relying on advertising to support Trekspertise will damage the conversation - and will likely annoy you, the viewers. Consider supporting the series and help Trekspertise stick to its original educational, ad-free mission. The internet will thank you.

Update: we are now the proud recipients of the Europa Award from the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival. Additionally, Katie and Kyle came home with SciFi Citizen Awards! Quite an honor =)
Tiers
Bachelor's Degree
$1 or more per month 174 patrons
Just looking to help out? Do you simply want to see more Trekspertise and sci-fi discussion in the online universe? Try our Bachelor's Degree. Here's what you get in return for support:


  • Our Eternal Gratitude
  • A 10% increase in smugness
Exobiology Certificate
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
So, you are putting in the work and excelling. Now, you decide, it is time to tack on a certificate to your official degree. You can do this! At this level you'll get:
  • Our Eternal Gratitude
  • The ability to name 10 Federation Worlds
  • A Fridge Magnet
Master's Degree
$25 or more per month 8 patrons
Signing up for the Trekspertise graduate program ensures that will you make a fine officer one day. It also means that you will get to see your name in the credits section of each video you help fund.


  • Your name in the credits of each video
  • 40% increase in smugness
  • The ability to win (some) arguments
Doctorate Degree
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
Becoming a doctorate of the Trek arts probably means that you are very likely ready to captain your own starship. However, it also means that you can have your name specially added on-screen to each Trekspertise episode you help create, and you'll get access to digital wallpapers produced for this channel. 


  • Special on-screen credit
  • Digital Trekspertise wallpapers & art
  • 80% increase in smugness
  • Imaginary Q-like powers
Academy Instructor
$100 or more per month 0 of 62 patrons
So, you want to teach at the Academy? Alright. This is a fun one, but just to warn you, it is limited. For this rewards level, you will receive your name in a special section of the video credits, digital wallpapers & art (as they are produced), one of a limited run of t-shirts (of a special design, ordered together when this rewards tier is maxed out), and Kyle's voice on your home or cellular answering machine or voicemail service. In summary: 


  • Special on-screen credit
  • Digital Trekspertise wallpapers & art
  • A limited, specially-designed t-shirt
  • Kyle's voice on your home answering machine, voicemail or messenger service
  • All the smugness
Tenured Professor
$200 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
You aren't just a fan - you are often the one who teaches others about sci-fi and speculative fiction. Ok, then this tier is for you. At this level you will get digital wallpapers & art (as they are produced), and Kyle's voice on your home or cellular answering machine or voicemail service. But...there is one more big reward here...at this level you also get to see your one idea for a Trekspertise video come to life. Obviously, the details matter and we would, naturally, have to work those details out. But, the topic you want to see on the channel WILL BE SEEN. In summary: 


  • Digital Trekspertise wallpapers & art
  • Kyle's voice on your home answering machine, voicemail or messenger service
  • Your idea for a Trekspertise video topic come to life
Goals
$686 of $1,100 per month
At $1100, the Trekspertise channel can hire a second editor to speed up production of new videos. This is our primary fundraising goal and mission. Help us double the number of video essays we make!
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In the same way that the Odyssey defines ancient Greece and chivalric romances define Medieval Europe, science fiction defines our modern society. It is one of the few forms of storytelling that is acutely aware of the changes that occur through the passage of time and, as a result, has become one of the most popular, most interesting ways for our society to examine itself.

Because of its massive popularity, Star Trek is uniquely positioned to serve as a lens through which to understand the larger world of science fiction, and, through science fiction, our own contemporary society. The goal of Trekspertise is to explore science fiction. As a part of that exploration, we will consider many topics, both connected to the Star Trek multiverse and points beyond.

We believe that relying on advertising to support Trekspertise will damage the conversation - and will likely annoy you, the viewers. Consider supporting the series and help Trekspertise stick to its original educational, ad-free mission. The internet will thank you.

Update: we are now the proud recipients of the Europa Award from the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival. Additionally, Katie and Kyle came home with SciFi Citizen Awards! Quite an honor =)

Recent posts by Trekspertise

Tiers
Bachelor's Degree
$1 or more per month 174 patrons
Just looking to help out? Do you simply want to see more Trekspertise and sci-fi discussion in the online universe? Try our Bachelor's Degree. Here's what you get in return for support:


  • Our Eternal Gratitude
  • A 10% increase in smugness
Exobiology Certificate
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
So, you are putting in the work and excelling. Now, you decide, it is time to tack on a certificate to your official degree. You can do this! At this level you'll get:
  • Our Eternal Gratitude
  • The ability to name 10 Federation Worlds
  • A Fridge Magnet
Master's Degree
$25 or more per month 8 patrons
Signing up for the Trekspertise graduate program ensures that will you make a fine officer one day. It also means that you will get to see your name in the credits section of each video you help fund.


  • Your name in the credits of each video
  • 40% increase in smugness
  • The ability to win (some) arguments
Doctorate Degree
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
Becoming a doctorate of the Trek arts probably means that you are very likely ready to captain your own starship. However, it also means that you can have your name specially added on-screen to each Trekspertise episode you help create, and you'll get access to digital wallpapers produced for this channel. 


  • Special on-screen credit
  • Digital Trekspertise wallpapers & art
  • 80% increase in smugness
  • Imaginary Q-like powers
Academy Instructor
$100 or more per month 0 of 62 patrons
So, you want to teach at the Academy? Alright. This is a fun one, but just to warn you, it is limited. For this rewards level, you will receive your name in a special section of the video credits, digital wallpapers & art (as they are produced), one of a limited run of t-shirts (of a special design, ordered together when this rewards tier is maxed out), and Kyle's voice on your home or cellular answering machine or voicemail service. In summary: 


  • Special on-screen credit
  • Digital Trekspertise wallpapers & art
  • A limited, specially-designed t-shirt
  • Kyle's voice on your home answering machine, voicemail or messenger service
  • All the smugness
Tenured Professor
$200 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
You aren't just a fan - you are often the one who teaches others about sci-fi and speculative fiction. Ok, then this tier is for you. At this level you will get digital wallpapers & art (as they are produced), and Kyle's voice on your home or cellular answering machine or voicemail service. But...there is one more big reward here...at this level you also get to see your one idea for a Trekspertise video come to life. Obviously, the details matter and we would, naturally, have to work those details out. But, the topic you want to see on the channel WILL BE SEEN. In summary: 


  • Digital Trekspertise wallpapers & art
  • Kyle's voice on your home answering machine, voicemail or messenger service
  • Your idea for a Trekspertise video topic come to life